Monday, November 10, 2014

3 gifts of remembrance

1. Humility -- remembering sacrifices made by others on my behalf
2. Faith -- all of the touchstones in life that remind us of God's faithfulness
3. Joy -- In 41 years there are more happy memories than I could possibly count in a lifetime. I am blessed by countless friends, family -- and friends who are family.

3 gifts found in Bible reading

1. Grace -- Underscored reminders that I am deeply loved despite being deeply flawed.
2. Hope.
3. Truth to rely on even when life gets rocky.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3 gifts harvest

1. McIntosh apples
2. Canned tomatoes for fresh sauce
3. Trees full of color

A gift sweet, salty sipped

1. Mark doing the "icky" work in the attic blowing insulation.
2. Wisdom from the Bible -- earthy and healing
3. Morning coffee that Mark went to get.

Friday, November 7, 2014

3 gifts from your window

1. Sunshine
2. Helpful coworkers and store associates
3. Amazing staff at Enterprise that always takes care of me

Thursday, November 6, 2014

3 gifts government

1. Democracy gives us an opportunity to choose our outcomes.
2. We can speak freely and engage in debate about our personal beliefs.
3. A volunteer military made of individuals willing to give their lives for mine.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

3 gifts acorn small

1. Dinner with a precious friend.
2. Making new friends.
3. Gratitude from a coworker.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A gift gathered, given, good.

1. Consensus that allows everyone to have a voice
2. Grace to recognize that while I may disagree with a decision, the decision maker must make that decision in good conscience and live with the results. 
3. Voting -- a process that not only symbolizes our freedom, but gives us an opportunity to ensure that it exists.

Monday, November 3, 2014

3 gifts that start with "N"

1. Nine-year-old homework/bonding time. 
2. Night for resting
3. New information/challenges build character and strength

Sunday, November 2, 2014

3 gifts worn

1. Worn like the Velveteen Rabbit -- proof of being deeply loved.
2. Remembrance worn closely to the heart during today's "All Saints" service.
3. Socks that always keep my feet dry -- thankful that my basic needs are always met.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

3 gifts eaten

It is November! Let the consistent thanksgiving postings begin!

1. Stir fry cruciferous veggies 
2. Trader Joe's triple ginger cookies
3. Scrambled eggs that Mark made